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PortalGuard vs. Microsoft Azure AD: A Direct Comparison

When it comes to purchases or big decisions, there is no shortage of quotes, quips and clichés. "You get what you pay for", "there's no free lunch" and "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". Any decision takes careful research and Identity Management decisions are among the most crucial that a business can make. Previous blog posts examined hidden costs for Microsoft ADFS and made...

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Tags: 2FA, MFA, Microsoft, Multi-Factor Authentication, SSO, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Two-Factor Authentication, Custom Branding

5 Ways PortalGuard Helps Institutions Implement 2FA

As an IT professional working in higher education, you understand how critical and complex managing campus user identity issues are. As sensitive information begins to be stored both on your campus and in the cloud, you must provide a secure system for all of your stakeholders, including students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration. Relying on simply a name and password is no longer... Continue Reading →

Tags: help desk support, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, PortalGuard, security questions, SSO, strong password, technology, usability, #One-time password, OTP Authentication, Password Management, Password Synchronization, Self-Service Password Reset, SSO 101, SSPR, Stand your Ground, stronger authentication, #strongpassword, tech support, two-factor, Two-Factor Authentication, #twofactor, Custom Branding, SSO Proxy, single logout, universal logout, secure login, technical support, higher education budgeting, OTP Methods, Portal Customization

Cyber Security Challenges in Today's Classrooms | PortalGuard

Login and password security might sound funny to talk about in a classroom setting for children as young as Kindergarten through third grade, but in a world with constantly evolving technology, the argument could be made that its better to start them young. In today’s world hackers are everywhere trying to steal any information they can get their hands on. In each child today there seems to be...

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Tags: #cybersecurity, strong password, technology, usability, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Stand your Ground, stronger authentication, stronger security, tech support, unique, reducing help desk calls, Custom Branding, QR Code Login, Lanyard Login, teachers, Chrome Books, K-5, Special Education, Para Professionals, Students, Single Sign-On Options, iPads, increase security, secure login, classroom

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Making Fiscally Sound Decisions for IT Security in Higher Education

It’s summer, the school year is officially over, but you now have a new budget in play.  Still thinking of making improvements before the next year begins?  Still dreaming of solutions to all those help desk calls?  Making well planned decisions to work within your new budget is a must. A top priority in making smart financial decisions is having the ability to grow with a solution and not...

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Tags: 2FA, MFA, Multi-Factor Authentication, usability, User Experience, PortalGuard for Education, Self-Service Password Reset, selfservicepasswordreset, Single Sign-On, Single Sign-On (SSO), SSPR, Stand your Ground, stronger security, Two-Factor Authentication, #userauthentication, #userexperience, web applications, Custom Branding, SSO Proxy, teachers, Chrome Books, Students, Single Sign-On Options, single logout, increase security, flexibility, secure login, off network access, PortalGuard Authentication Provider, Google Authenticator, higher education budgeting, budget, fiscally sound decisions

Universal Logout - Where to Go After SSO

Universal logout is a hot topic today for one simple reason: it is important. Single Sign-On (SSO) has taken over in recent years as a method of reducing login strain and improving security while maintaining usability.  In an age of passwords and data breaches, SSO has always been seen as the next logical step. Now that we’ve taken that step, the question becomes: where do we go from here? The...

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Tags: Identity Provider, SSO, Single-Factor Authentication, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication, web applications, Custom Branding, SSO Proxy, Jump Page, universal logout, SAML SLO, SAML Single Logout, cookies, secure login

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Making Sound Decisions for IT Security in Higher Education

Sound Decisions for Higher Education IT Security

Higher education has a constant struggle with creating a secure environment for students and staff while also keeping ease of use and workflow in mind. The desire for increased higher education IT security using tools such as 2FA and password expiration policies helps guide institutions in a direction of security and usability. The struggles...

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Tags: Education, higher education, increased usability, IT Security, it security, usability, Self-Service Password Reset, reducing help desk calls, Custom Branding, Single Sign-On Options, increase security, flexibility, security trends

Custom Office 365 Login Branding - Trust and Consistency

When one hears the phrase Custom Office 365 Login Branding, the first thing to come to mind is likely nothing to do with trust.  However, regardless of your business or industry vertical, trust is a key component to maintaining lasting relationships both inside and outside your organization. With an application as prevalent as Office 365, a certain level of trust is established from the...

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Tags: Azure, IT Security, login security, PortalGuard, User Interface, customer experience, Cyber Security, office 365, Portal, Self-Service Password Reset, Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor Authentication, unique, usable office 365, #userexperience, Custom Branding

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Upgrade to PortalGuard v5.6.4.2 For All The Latest Features

 

Staying Up to Date

Upgrading is an important task in today's technology-driven environments, to ensure security and usability of the software deployed in your environment. At PortalGuard we aim to make upgrading as effortless as possible, each upgrade is completed one on one with a Technical Support Engineer. PortalGuard prides itself on being active throughout all your interactions with the...

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Tags: PortalGuard, SSO, usability, User Experience, Veracode, Verafied, PortalGuard Update, SSPR, Stand your Ground, stronger authentication, stronger security, updates, usable office 365, #userexperience, Password Reset from the Mac Desktop, Custom Branding, Chrome Books, Special Education, Para Professionals, Students, increase security

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Reducing Help Desk Calls and Providing a Tailored Authentication Solution to Educational Institutions

Why Do Schools want PortalGuard? 

When working with clients in education, we’ve heard the challenges they face when attempting to increase security while enhancing the user experience for their students and faculty. What we’ve learned during our engagements with clients is that most educational institutions face the same problems even if they have vastly different IT environments. The nature...

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